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Anonymous
June 21, 2005 12:53:05 PM

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I am trying to set up sending faxes from XP. I have used the set up wizard,
but it only sees my old dial up modem - not my BT broadband. I can not find
anyway to set up the fax wizard so it sees and chooses the broadband. Any
ideas?

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Anonymous
June 21, 2005 1:34:34 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Your broadband connection is digital. Your old dial up modem is analog.
You cannot fax through a digital connection.

If you need to send a fax, you need your old analog telephone line... or you
can use an online fax service.
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging



"Peter Walter" <PeterWalter@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5B75ECB5-B6F8-4F4E-A8D7-C454B65D55E6@microsoft.com...
>I am trying to set up sending faxes from XP. I have used the set up
>wizard,
> but it only sees my old dial up modem - not my BT broadband. I can not
> find
> anyway to set up the fax wizard so it sees and chooses the broadband. Any
> ideas?
>
Anonymous
June 21, 2005 3:33:07 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Unlike most dial-up modems, a broadband modem is not capable
of connecting to fax machines, so you cannot send or receive faxes
directly.
In order to send and receives faxes, you'll need a conventional fax modem
with a live telephone line attached. You cannot use broadband unless you
use a web-base fax service, such as eFax:
http://www2.efax.com/en/efax/twa/page/homePage?rqcp=1

Or consider purchasing a regular fax machine and connect it to your phone
line.

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

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"Peter Walter" wrote:

| I am trying to set up sending faxes from XP. I have used the set up wizard,
| but it only sees my old dial up modem - not my BT broadband. I can not find
| anyway to set up the fax wizard so it sees and chooses the broadband. Any
| ideas?
!